Media Alert - CMA launches New National Dialogue on Health Care Seeks views on social factors behind ill health

OTTAWA, Jan. 31, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is seeking Canadians' views on the social determinants of health - the external factors that cause people to suffer poor health. On Monday, Feb. 4, CMA president Dr. Anna Reid will announce a cross-country series of public town halls on the topic as part of the association's ongoing effort to transform Canada's health care system. That evening, the National Dialogue will begin with a public town hall meeting in Winnipeg focusing on Aboriginal health care.

Date:   Monday, Feb. 4, 2013
   
Time:   11 a.m. CST /  12 noon EST
   
Location:  Community Education Development Association
470 Stella Ave., 3rd floor, Winnipeg 

Reporters from outside of Winnipeg can participate by teleconference by dialing 416-340-2217 / 866-696-5910 (passcode: 9322564). Please register 15 minutes in advance of the news conference.

Dr. Reid will be available to answer questions. She will be joined by Kathy Mallet, a longtime community activist who will be a town hall panellist.

SOURCE: Canadian Medical Association

For further information:

Lucie Boileau
Telephone: 613-731-8610 / 800-663-7336 ext. 1266
Cell.: 613-447-0866
lucie.boileau@cma.ca